High wind stalls vaccine rollout

WINDS of up to 35 miles an hour Tuesday led to the closing of the vaccine distribution site at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The winds are expected to abate tonight (OC Tribune photo).

Add Mother Nature to the list of obstacles to getting vaccines out to members of the public.

Heavy winds Tuesday in Southern California have shut down the mass vaccination site at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. That was the only operational POD (point of distribution) for Orange County so far, although several more are planned.

It was not immediately known whether the site would be open on Wednesday. The National Weather Service is predicting that winds will die down by 8 p.m. Tuesday. However, they are forecast to return on Wednesday with gusts up to 30 miles an hour.

Currently, appointments are available for law enforcement personnel working in high-risk settings and adults age 65 and older. For appointments, go to .

Tuesday’s numbers from the Orange County Health Care Agency contained news that was both encouraging and discouraging. Because there was no reporting on Monday because of the Martin Luther King holiday, today’s statistics represent a two-day total. However, the OCHCA has broken those numbers down by day.

For Monday, the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported were 1,681, up from 1,448 on Sunday. However, Tuesday’s total was 2,314. While high by historic standards, they represent a decline from just last week, when the total on Wednesday, Jan. 15 hit 3,847.

Monday’s death total was at 46, rising to 64 on Tuesday.  The to-date numbers of coronavirus cases in Orange County, according to the OCHCA is now at 214,808 (with 143,618 considered recovered). The total number of deaths is at 2,477.

Here is the list of OC cities with the most cases. Deaths are in parentheses.

  • Santa Ana: 39,189 (462)
  • Anaheim: 36,117 (493)
  • Garden Grove: 13,783 (171)
  • Orange: 10,116 (120)
  • Fullerton: 9,577 (163)
  • Huntington Beach: 8,717 (122)

Westminster has 5,893 cases and 90 deaths. Stanton has 2,710 cases and 31 deaths.

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